As October approaches in Southern Africa our winter crisp mornings change into warmer longer days – summer is coming – that allow us to do so much more. We could go off to Namibia, Botswana or the Kruger where the waterholes and river banks get crowded with animals and sighting of elephants are close up reality of four legged giants bigger than your car. Antelope come down to the water attracting the big cats (Lions, Cheetahs and if you lucky, leopard) for a meal. The action that we all go on safaris to see can be amazingly relaxing.
If you travel down the coast to Port Elizabeth You will find the Addo Elephant National Park with its Cape buffalo, Black Rhino, variety of antelope, recently introduce lion and spotted Hyena. The park border is from the Karoo to the untamed coastline. Located 40km from PE the park offers the best elephant (600+) viewing for a day trip or affordable overnight getaway.
As for the city sight seers, Cape Town gets its migration of Southern right whales that arrive from the chilly Antarctic coming to mate in the Western Cape waters. Around the peninsular they can be seen, the tails and water breeches of the males attracting a female. Sightings happen in False Bay with reliable whale viewing on the whale coast just off shore in Hermanus. With the Whale crier, blowing his kelp horn that calls visitors to sightings. Or take a walking tour along the stunning cliff paths searching for the big watery giants.
The burst of colour has also arrived in the Cape, with wild flowers blooming along the landscape when you drive out of the city. If the drive takes you to the Cederberg, you can take in the amazing rock formations and warmer climate that attracts the rock climber and adventurers alike. If you just want to take in the landscape then Bushmans Kloof on the edge of the Cederberg Mountains is popular with Honeymooners and couple just wanting to relax.
No matter where you choose to go, CABS car hire has a car and advice for you to enjoy your trip.